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Grand prize for Baker Lake filmmaker

Daniel Tapatai earns trip to Banff in student video contest
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Baker Lake’s Daniel Tapatai loves two things: multimedia creation and travelling. He’s seen here in Banff, Alta., on his grand-prize trip for winning a student video contest. Photo courtesy of Daniel Tapatai

“ᓄᓇᒦᓐᓂᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᕋ,” ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᑖᓂᐅᓪ ᑖᐸᑕᐃ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓕᐊᖓᓂᑦ 17-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎᒥᑦ ᓴᖅᕿᑦᑎᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᒦᖦᖢᓂ ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᖅ.

“ᓄᓇᓕᐊᖅᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᕋ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎᒐ ᓇᒃᓴᖅᖢᒍ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᑉᓗᖓ, ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᑉᓗᖓ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐃᓚᖓᓂᑦ. ᐱᑕᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑎᑭᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᒥᑦ ᐅᕐᓂᒍᖕᓇᖅᑕᖕᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᕐᓗᒍ.”

ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ ᑐᓂᖕᒪᒍ 2023-ᒥᑦ ᓯᓚᒧᙵᐅᔾᔪᑎᖓ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒡᒎᒃᑎᑦᑎᔪᓄᑦ. ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᑕᖓᓂᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᑖᐸᑕᐃᑉ ᐃᓐᓄᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᑎᑕᐅᓲᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᔪᒥᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓄᑦ ᓇᒃᑐᕋᓕᖕᓂᑦ, ᐅᒥᖕᒪᖕᓂᑦ, ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᑉ ᖃᓂᑕᖓᓂᑦ.

ᐱᖓᓱᓂᑦ ᒥᓂᑦᓂᒃ ᑕᑭᑎᒋᔪᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᖅ ᖃᑉᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᕿᓂᑦ ᑲᑎᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᔾᔩᑦ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᑉᓘᖕᓂᑦ ᐋᖅᕿᒃᓱᖅᑕᖏᑦ. ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᖓᓄᑦ, ᑖᐸᑕᐃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒧᑦ ᐱᑖᒐᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒦᖢᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓖᑦ 7-ᒥᑦ 12-ᒧᑦ ᐆᒃᑐᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᒡᒎᖕᓂᕐᒥᑦ, ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕈᓯᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᓄᑦ, ᑕᒪᓗᒃᑖᖅ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐹᓐᕝ, ᐃᐊᓪᐴᑕᒧᙵᐅᑎᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖓ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᓯᓚᒧᙵᐅᔾᔪᑎᖓ-ᒧᑦ Facebook-ᑯᑦ. ᐱᑖᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᖅ ᓂᐅᕕᕈᑎᒥᑦ Mountain Equipment Company-ᑯᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᖓ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᐹᓐᕝ ᖃᖅᖃᖏᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒥᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓂᑦ ᑲᑕᒑᕆᕝᕕᒃ 4-ᒥᑦ.

“ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒧᑦ ᐱᑖᖅᖢᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖅ,” ᑖᐸᑕᐃ ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐹᓐᕝ-ᒧᙵᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᑉᓗᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ. “ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᙱᑦᑐᖓ ᓱᓕ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕋᒪ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒧᑦ ᐱᑖᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᖢᖓ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᑦ ᐅᐱᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖅ, ᐅᕙᒻᓂᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖓ.”

ᐅᑉᓗᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᑦ ᐹᓐᕝ-ᒧᙵᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐅᖃᐅᑎᔭᖏᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ, “ᑕᒪᓗᒃᑖᕐᓚᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᒃ ᐱᓱᒡᕕᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ” ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᒃᑐᕐᓚᖕᒥᑦ (deer) ᑕᑯᑉᓗᖓ.

ᑖᐸᑕᐃ, 17-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ, ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᔨᐅᖏᓐᓇᕈᒪᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᒃᓴᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ. ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᒐᔪᒃᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅᑖᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ. ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᒡᓗᓂ ᐅᕐᓂᒃᑕᖓᓂᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓕᐅᕆᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ.

ᐱᖃᑖ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᒡᒎᒃᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᑯᑕ ᐊᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥᑦ Mînî Thnî, ᐃᐊᓪᐴᑕᒥᑦ.

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Daniel Tapatai is seen here hot off the plane to Banff, Alta., for his grand prize trip. Photo courtesy of Daniel Tapatai
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A screenshot of Daniel Tapatai’s grand-prize-winning entry in the 2023 Take Me Outside student video contest shows the intro where Tapatai narrates his interest in wildlife photography. NNSL screenshot
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An image from Daniel Tapatai’s film shows fish from a drone shot. His short video also includes shots of muskox, eagles and nature around Baker Lake, Nunavut. NNSL screenshot